Do you feel like you’re doing your best but still coming up short? Feelings of inadequacy are overwhelming and possibly crippling.
Do need some words of worth for your soul?
Motherhood is demanding and tiring. Caring for another human being can challenge our self worth. As moms we want to do our best, but often second guess ourselves.
The thoughts that attack a mom’s mind sound like this:
“I’m too tired to do anything right.”
“I’m not a good enough mother…”
“I fall short in so many ways…”
As I’ve observed moms of all ages throughout the decades of my life, there is a common battle that many—including myself—have experienced. We often think we aren’t good enough for the tasks in our lives.
We begin to believe the comparison lies from the enemy instead of the steadfast love of God. The struggle is real.
The lies are rehearsed over and over, especially when exhausted. They snowball into giant lies of self-condemnation.
When I fall into the pit of lies, I have to remember the truth of my identity in Christ.
The truth of God’s Word tells us of our worth.
Scripture reassures me of all that God has done and how he sees me, created in His image. We all need this reminder from God.
Instead of listening to the lies of comparison, speak Psalm 139:13-14 to your soul.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14 NIV
Fearfully, when translated from the Hebrew, means with great reverence and with respect. Wonderfully means distinct and set apart. Each of us is distinct, set apart with reverence and respect.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
When you’re not satisfied when you look in the mirror, remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made to fulfill the role of mom. Handiwork in Hebrew means workmanship or masterpiece. You are God’s masterpiece.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 NIV
When the kids don’t listen and you begin to believe the lies of inadequacy, look to the Lord and find acceptance.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NIV
When you’re tired beyond exhaustion from work and little people who are up in the night, turn to the Lord. He is the ultimate source of strength for every day.
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
When you are overwhelmed with life, pause and recall the words of affirmation from God.
Remember your worth in Christ.
Reprogram your thinking to believe your worth in Christ. You are accepted and loved for the beautiful person God created you to be.
Let the truth of God’s Word penetrate your mind and spirit to win the battle, believing what God says about you.
When you feel like no one else feels this way (although most moms do) remember God’s promise of everlasting love for YOU.
Open your heart to receive a hug from God!
Nancy, I am a grandmother, but this so spoke to me.
Although I am active in Bible study, I am been feeling as if I missed the boat. This devotional/newsletter was so on target.
Thank you so much!
I copied most of the photos and verses to revisit.
One just never knows how a positive thought might reach another…
Nancy Kay Grace
Sandy, thanks for your kind words! May you be blessed!
I love Psalm 139 and its message telling me of my worth, because God made me, “with reverence and respect!” Thank you for this reminder! Beautiful pictures and scriptures!